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The Merry Heart

The Merry Heart

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The Merry Heart: Reflections on Reading, Writing, and the World of Books

by Robertson Davies

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Viking Penguin, New York, 1997. Hardcover first edition. 8vo. Silver lettering on blue and grey covers. 385 pages. Davies' pleasant and satisfying career in the world of books, in several capacities, including becoming one of Canada's favorite authors.


Readers around the world continue to mourn the 1995 death of a beloved literary icon, but this rich and varied collection of Robertson Davies?s writings on the world of books and the miracle of language captures his inimitable voice and sustains his presence among us. Coming almost entirely from Davies? own files of unpublished material, these twenty-four essays and lectures range over themes from "The Novelist and Magic" to "Literature and Technology," from "Painting, Fiction, and Faking," to "Can a Doctor Be a Humanist?" and "Creativity in Old Age." For devotees of Davies and all lovers of literature and language, here is the "urbanity, wit, and high seriousness mixed by a master chef" ( Cleveland Plain Dealer )?vintage delights from an exquisite literary menu. Davies himself says merely: "Lucky writers. . .like wine, die rich in fruitiness and delicious aftertaste, so that their works survive them." Viking will publish Robertson Davies? Happy Alchemy in July 1998 Many fine works by Robertson Davies are available from Penguin including The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy , and The Salterton Trilogy


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The Merry Heart
Robertson Davies
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Viking Penguin
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Canadian author, life with books, booklover
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